Recent Water Damage Posts

Water damages often manifest in covert areas of a home or business.

10/28/2020 (Permalink)

hidden areas of water damage, wet insulation and walls If your home or office has suffered a water damage, SERVPRO of North Huntington is here to help! Call us today-631-423-1734

Water damages often manifest in covert areas of a home or business.

Where Water Damage Can Hide:

  • Below windows. The exterior seal of a window and wall can become weathered, allowing water to seep into the wall unnoticed.

  • Behind siding. Siding panels overlap at various points around the house, which are where they can be susceptible to leaking.

  • Below thresholds. Most thresholds have a metal plate at their base, but these are not typically sealed against the elements. If the door is often exposed to weathering, water can eventually seep through to the wood.

  • Under exterior paint. Windowsills and deck railings are often painted repeatedly, which creates small gaps that water can seep through.

  • Behind the dishwasher. The dishwasher’s cubby is rarely inspected, and can harbor water damage from leaky seals or hoses.

  • Inside the walls. Water pipes that are leaky can cause water to seep into the walls, especially near sinks and tubs.

  • Under an unsteady toilet. The seal around the base of a toilet can begin to leak, often going unnoticed until the floor becomes unsteady due to the damage.

If your home or office has suffered water damage (even in a hidden place like one of these), SERVPRO of North Huntington is happy to help! 

Tips to help prepare you in case of a water damage.

7/20/2020 (Permalink)

5 easy tips to help prepare you in case of a water damage:

  1. Check your insurance coverage. Most renter’s or homeowners insurance policies do not cover flooding, or even a sewer backup. Find out what coverage you do have.
  2. Keep a record of all of your belongings. Take photos and keep copies of receipts and other documents for more valuable items. Keep a copy of these records online, in a waterproof safe or at another location. If you do experience water damage, it can be easy to forget about certain belongings.
  3. Take precautions to limit the risk of water damage on your property by frequently checking pipes for leaks or weakness. Pay attention to any indicators that there might be water damage. These can be the sounds of dripping water in the walls, dark spots on the ceiling, or a significant change in your water bill.
  4. Set your home or business up so that it is at less risk of damage from heavy rains or flooding by ensuring that your roof is sound. Make sure there are no cracks in the foundation. Check that the landscaping around your property is sloped to direct water away from your foundation, rather than toward it.
  5. Find a professional, like SERVPRO of North Huntington, that you can trust and have their contact information handy. 

Mold warning signs that you shouldn't ignore.

7/20/2020 (Permalink)

Here are three mold warning signs that you shouldn't ignore: 

1) Water spots

Any wet spot in your home can be a potential sign of mold growth. This may include water spots on your ceilings or walls, or on floors in your basement or crawlspace. If you find evidence of water spots, you need to find the source of moisture and have it taken care of immediately. 

2) Discoloration

If you find a spot on a wall or floor that's discolored, it is a potential sign of mold. Discoloration that is green or black is a definite warning sign of mold growth. However, any discoloration can mean growth is present, even if it isn't of the tell-tale colors.

3) Bad smell

If you have mold growth in your home, it may cause a bad smell. Depending on the type and how much of it you have, it could be a very faint smell or it could be completely overwhelming. It can smell musty or earthy, or produce a more pungent odor. Any bad smell needs to be investigated and addressed.

Mold is not something to be ignored. If you experience any of the warning signs above, call the experts here at SERVPRO of North Huntington. Our trained and certified team is here to help. We have state of the art equipment and techniques to carry out mold remediation tasks of any size to keep your home safe and clean.

SERVPRO of North Huntington will handle your water damage from start to finish.

7/7/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Huntington will handle your water damage from start to finish.

Requirements for a water damage cleanup vary depending on the size and scale of the job at hand. SERVPRO of North Huntington has the resources to handle large scale cleanup and restoration as well as minor issues involving water damage. 

Our technicians are IICRC certified and trained to remove moisture from your home in the most efficient way possible. The safety of our team comes first. We provide personal protective equipment (PPE) allowing them to enter a flooded property safely, even where contaminated materials like raw sewage may be present. A cleanup process and drying procedure is then established. 

SERVPRO of North Huntington is available 24/7 for your emergency water damage needs! Give us a call for more information, (631) 423-1734. We can work directly with your insurance company in most cases and will keep you informed every step of the way.

Why Does My Carpet Smell?

7/6/2020 (Permalink)

Why Does My Carpet Smell?

Whether from a dripping towel, a spilled cup, or condensation dripping off of a water pipe, if your carpets get wet and are not dried quickly, they may start to smell. If the water and moisture in the carpet are not able to evaporate quickly and dry out, then it may become musty and smelly. The musty smell from your carpet is a strong indicator that mold or mildew is growing within it. If it is not treated, it can lead to premature decay and deterioration of your carpet and sub floor.

Call the Professionals

The most effective way to get rid of carpet odors from water damage is to contact SERVPRO of North Huntington. We have the tools, the technicians and the equipment to extract the water, dry and dehumidify, and to remove the odors from your carpet, carpet pads, sub floors, drywall, and framing. If you've tried everything to get rid of the odors and they keep coming back, give us a call. We are here to help with all of your water damage cleanup and restoration needs, 631-423-1734. 

Different Types of Water - Clean, Gray & Black

3/3/2020 (Permalink)

There are different types of water that cause damage to your home or business. SERVPRO of North Huntington approaches and handles each water damage accordingly.

Regardless of the type of water that has caused the damage, there is always going to be a process of cleanup and restoration that we follow. We must first remove all of the moisture and damp items so that mold will not begin to grow.

Clean Water

Much like its name, water that is free of contaminants is considered “clean” and not the type to pose an immediate threat to your health. Examples of clean water types would be water from: broken water lines, appliances, toilet tanks etc.

Gray Water

In gray water, there were be a slight amount of contaminants, and water damage cleanup and restoration from this type of water becomes a bit more complicated. It may pose a health risk, due to the fact that it will contain chemical or biological contamination.

Gray water will likely be the type of water that comes from: dishwashers, aquariums, showers, etc. Gray water can turn into black water if not treated.

Black Water

Black water is a serious matter and the most hazardous of the three classifications because it is considered highly contaminated by harmful chemicals and biological matter. This type of water includes: floodwaters containing soil and all sewage waters.

Water Damage Recovery

2/25/2020 (Permalink)

The first steps after a water damage occurs are contacting your insurance company and then your plumber for repair. Next, call the experts at SERVPRO of North Huntington, who are available 24/7 for your emergency needs! We will determine the type of water that has affected your home and start the cleanup and restoration process accordingly. Following a water damage, all affected materials and content will need to be removed or properly dried and disinfected. 

The types/categories of water that are involved in a water damage are determined by some of the following:

  • Is it water from rain, condensation, leaky pipes, etc.?

  • Is it water from dishwashers, washing machines, toilets, etc.?

  • Is it water from sewage or serious flooding from nearby rivers, etc.? - This water can cause serious health problems.                                    

Water Damage Prevention Tips

2/13/2020 (Permalink)

Clock representing 24/7 help from SERVPRO of North Huntington SERVPRO of North Huntington is here to help 24/7 with your water damage cleanup and restoration needs.

Water damage is a common issue for homeowners to deal with, but there are ways you can safeguard your home. 

Make it a point to regularly:

  • Inspect all appliances for issues with hoses and faucets
  • Check the seals and caulking around your showers and tubs to make sure there is no leakage
  • Know where the main water shut-off valve is in your home
  • Don’t leave your washing machine or dishwasher running when you are not home

There are also things you can do to protect the possessions in your home from water damage. Use waterproof bins to store items and keep items stored on shelves off of the floor—which is especially recommended when using your basement for storage.

Anything from a burst pipe to a malfunctioning dishwasher or storm damage are just some of the ways water damage could affect your home. Should you experience a water damage, SERVPRO of North Huntington is always here to help!

Commom Causes of Water Damage

12/2/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Common Causes

  • Washing machine failures. Machines overflowing, supply hose failures and drain line failures are typically the causes of washing machine failures and are one of the top 10 sources of residential water losses.
  • Toilet failures. Toilets are the second highest source of residential water loss after plumbing supply systems. Anything from faulty fill valves or clogged drain lines can cause toilets to malfunction and cause water damage. 
  • Plumbing supply system failures. This happens when frozen pipes burst due to the buildup in water pressure caused by freezing water or when the supply system material fails resulting in a leaking or bursting pipes. 

  • Plumbing drain system failures. This situation occurs when sewer drains back up and overflow into a home or from construction material performance issues. 

  • Water heater failures. Water heaters reaching or passing their life expectancy begin to rust and corrode, which can result in leaking or bursting issues. 

Hiding Spots Where Water Can Accumulate

10/28/2019 (Permalink)

water damage and flooding on kitchen tiles Water damage can happen at any time. SERVPRO of North Huntington will ensure that the cleanup and restoration is done right!

There are a variety of reasons water damage can occur, and they can often manifest in covert areas of a home or business.

The complications that come with discovering water damage are compounded by its cost. There are many insurance policies that do not accept water damage claims, but for the ones that do, the typical claim is well above $6,000. Being aware of the hidden spots water where water damage can accumulate is wise for home and business owners so they can get ahead of the issues.

Where Water Damage Can Hide
  • Below windows. The exterior seal of a window and wall can become weathered, allowing water to seep into the wall unnoticed.

  • Behind siding. Siding panels overlap at various points around the house, which are where they can be susceptible to leaking.

  • Below thresholds. Most thresholds have a metal plate at their base, but these are not typically sealed against the elements. If the door is often exposed to weathering, water can eventually seep through to the wood.

  • Under exterior paint. Windowsills and deck railings are often painted repeatedly, which creates small gaps that water can seep through.

  • Behind the dishwasher. The dishwasher’s cubby is rarely inspected, and can harbor water damage from leaky seals or hoses.

  • Inside the walls. Water pipes that are leaky can cause water to seep into the walls, especially near sinks and tubs.

  • Under an unsteady toilet. The seal around the base of a toilet can begin to leak, often going unnoticed until the floor becomes unsteady due to the damage.

If your home or office has suffered water damage (even in a hidden place like one of these), SERVPRO of North Huntington is happy to help! Give us a call

The Potential For Water Damage At Home

7/25/2019 (Permalink)

Water—we certainly cannot live without it, but we could live without the potential for water damage at home.

There are many different things that can cause water damage. Are you familiar with some of the most common causes?

Typical Causes of Water Damage

For the period covering 2009–2015, The Travelers Companies Inc. reported that the five top causes of home claims were:

  • Damage caused by wind
  • Water damage not involved with the weather
  • Hail
  • Water damage related to weather
  • Crime

Water damage is included two times. It is either caused by the weather or some other accident within the home and is listed as such. Non-weather-related issues can come from things like plumbing and appliances, while weather-related damage naturally consists of issues from rain and snow.

The top five causes for water damage are plumbing issues, leaky washing machines, bursting water pipes, older water heaters and bad weather.

Protecting Your Home From Water Damage

We can see that water damage is an expensive occurrence, but what if none of it was covered by your homeowners policy? The best practice is to review your policy so that you know exactly what is covered. A standard policy will usually cover:

  • Winter weather damage
  • Water from discharge and overflow, including accidental
  • Failing pipes for a steam heating system
  • Frozen pipes

Avoiding water-related issues and potential damage situations can be done with a bit of work and preparation.

There are ways to keep water damage from occurring, thereby saving yourself some headaches in the future. Here are some ideas for proactive preventive maintenance to aid in the protection of your home from the damage caused by water:

  • Hire a plumber to install back flow valves and standpipes in basement drains.
  • Raise your appliances and personal items up off the basement floor.
  • Clean all gutters and downspouts.
  • Never place grease down the kitchen drain.

These preventive tips and solutions can help you clear up a multitude of potential water damage problems at home.

Water damage can be a nightmare to deal with, but fortunately, you will always have SERVPRO® of North Huntington on your side to help with the cleanup and restoration process.

Stopping Water Damage Before It Starts

7/1/2019 (Permalink)

With flooding involved in 90% of natural disasters, even homeowners who do not consider themselves “at risk” for a flood or water damage should know how to prepare should the need arise.

Stopping Water Damage Before It Starts

There is no way to halt a natural disaster or stop the floodwaters from rising in your home, but with a bit of advanced planning, homeowners can greatly lessen the water damage they sustain:

Know your risk. Using a tool such as the FEMA Flood Map Tool will help you understand what your risks are relative to your location, so you can plan ahead better for all types of scenarios.

Turn off electricity. When it comes to electricity and water, it is better to be safe than to be sorry. Cut off power to all affected areas of the house to reduce the risk of electric shock.

Discuss emergency procedures. Ensure all members of the household understand how to cut off the electricity and locate emergency supplies if necessary.

Elevate valuables. Precious items or irreplaceable documents should be elevated and stored out of the way of the water. Considering a safety deposit box at a local bank might also be wise.

Anchor propane and fuel tanks. A tipped fuel tank can lead to water pollution or even fires if the conditions are right. Anchor fuel tanks solidly to your home or the ground in order to prevent them from getting swept away.

Keeping your home and family safe is most important in the event of a disaster. By taking advance precautions and understanding evacuation procedures ahead of time, homeowners can help to protect their home from extensive water damage and protect their family from danger as well.

If you’ve experienced water damage due to a flood or other causes, SERVPRO® of North Huntington is here to help. Our technicians are fully trained in water remediation, and our 247 Emergency Line means we’ll be there for you when you call.

We are here to help with your water damage needs!

6/10/2019 (Permalink)

We are here to help with your water damage needs!

SERVPRO of North Huntington is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, no matter how large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage. 

We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business. We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of North Huntington has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. If you would like more information please contact our office.

Water Damage? Call the experts for help!

4/1/2019 (Permalink)

Have Questions about Water Damage? Call SERVPRO of North Huntington Today!

631-423-1734

A water damage can occur in any area of your home or business, at any time. Basements fall victim to flooding most often during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of things that could cause a water damage or flood, including: 

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
  • And many more

SERVPRO of North Huntington is here to help with all of your water damage clean-up needs. We are always just a phone call away!

Affects of a Water Damage

3/1/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Huntington is here to help! Call us at the first sign of water damage to prevent secondary issues.

Within Minutes of a Water Damage

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

Water Damage? We Answer the Phone Ready to Help!

3/1/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Huntington is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage. We Answer the Phone Ready to Help! 

We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business. 

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO of North Huntington Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

IICRC Standards

3/1/2019 (Permalink)

The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry

The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals. 

SERVPRO of North Huntington prides itself in being an IICRC certified firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

If you would like more information or  have questions regarding our credentials, please contact our office. 631-423-1734

Understanding the 3 Water Classifications

2/26/2019 (Permalink)

It doesn’t matter what type of water has caused damage to your home or business, SERVPRO® of North Huntington is here to help get the situation under control and make it "Like it never even happened." Don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you need emergency cleanup and restoration services!

All floodwaters are not created equal, as you will read in this blog. It is easy to think that all water causing damage is the same, but there are three classifications for it: clean, gray and black. By understanding the differences in these types of water, you will understand how to better handle a floodwater situation.

Regardless of the type of water that has caused the damage, there is always going to be a process of cleaning up and restoration to follow. You must, however, first remove all of the moisture and damp items quickly so that mold will not begin to grow in an ideal environment.

Clean Water

Much like its name, water that is free of contaminants is considered “clean” and not the type to pose an immediate threat to your health. Examples of clean water types would be water from:

  • Broken water lines
  • Malfunctioning appliances
  • Toilet holding tanks
  • Snow melt and rainwater

Clean water damage is the easiest type of water damage to clean up after, as there will be fewer microbes living in the water. But 48 hours after the incident and after contact with building surfaces, clean water then becomes a category two type of water, gray water.

Gray Water

In gray water, there were be a slight amount of contaminants, and water damage cleanup and restoration from this type of water becomes a bit more complicated. It may pose a health risk, due to the fact that it will contain chemical or biological contamination. Considering the amount of contamination involved means that it would need to be thoroughly treated before safe consumption.

Gray water will likely be the type of water that can come from dishwashers, aquariums, showers, etc. The 48-hour exposure time applies here as well since gray water will turn into black water if not treated.

Black Water

Black water is a serious matter and the most hazardous of the three classifications because it is considered highly contaminated by harmful chemicals and biological matter. This type of water includes floodwaters containing soil and all sewage waters.

Sewage will be contaminated with microbes, including bacteria, protozoans, molds, fungi and more—many of which are harmful to humans.

Some of the diseases transmitted by black water are:

  • Cholera
  • Typhoid
  • Hepatitis
  • Gastroenteritis-type illnesses

Remember, where floodwater is concerned, all water should be considered black water and treated as such since it picks up contaminants along its path.

These three types of floodwater are all recognized by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Remediation Certification (IICRC), the organization that certifies and sets the standards for the cleaning and restoration industries. Our technicians all study IICRC standards and best practices in water restoration and are available to help determine the steps to take to get your home back to normal.

 

Recovering From Water Damage

2/25/2019 (Permalink)

Recovering From Water Damage

If you find yourself and your home or business in a water damage situation, call SERVPRO of North Huntington for help! 631-423-1734

After taking the first steps and contacting your insurance company and plumber for repair, evaluate the extent of the water damage in your home and attempt to identify the type of water that is involved.

The types of water that are involved in water damage are:

  1. Water from rain, condensation, leaky pipes, etc. is called “clean” water.

  2. Slightly dirty water from dishwashers, washing machines, clean toilets, etc. is called “gray” water.

  3. Water from sewage or serious flooding from nearby rivers, etc. is considered “black” water, and this water can cause serious health problems.

Following a water damage disaster, all affected materials and content will need to be removed or properly dried and disinfected.

It may seem like recovering from water damage is an overwhelming and slightly impossible task, but it doesn’t have to be. You can call on the highly trained experts at SERVPRO® of North Huntington, who are here to make it "Like it never even happened."

Preventing Water Damage

2/18/2019 (Permalink)

One of the most common and costliest disasters your home may experience is water damage. Anything from a burst pipe to a malfunctioning dishwasher or storm damage are just some of the countless ways water damage could strike your home.

Water damage is a common issue for homeowners to deal with, but there are ways you can safeguard your home from this devastating scenario.

Initial Tips for Preventing Water Damage

Not only is water damage a hassle to deal with, but there may be long-term impacts on your home, one of them being mold. This is a common side effect of water damage, because it begins to grow and flourish within 24–48 hours of exposure to moisture.

When considering some ways to protect your home, it will be helpful if you can break it down by areas of impact. These areas could include basements, kitchens, bathrooms, flooring and ceilings.

You can help prevent water damage in the basement by preventing any water seepage. This can be done by resealing vulnerable areas of the basement, making sure water drains away from your home and installing a backwater valve.

Your kitchen and bathrooms can experience water damage due to plumbing and appliance issues and failures.

Make it a point to regularly:

  • Inspect all appliances for issues with hoses and faucets
  • Check the seals and caulking around your showers and tubs to make sure there is no leakage
  • Know where the main shut-off valve is in your home
  • Don’t leave your washing machine or dishwasher running when you are not home

There are things you can do to protect the possessions in your home from water damage, but don’t be surprised if it is not always possible. Use waterproof bins to store items and keep items stored on shelves off of the floor—which is especially recommended when using your basement for storage.

Water Damage Culprits in Your Home

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According to the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS), the leading causes of water damage are:

  • Plumbing supply system failures. This happens when frozen pipes burst due to the buildup in water pressure caused by freezing water or when the supply system material fails resulting in a leaking or bursting pipes. According to IBHS, plumbing supply system failures are the leading source of residential water losses, costing an average of $5,092 per incident after the deductible. Homes 16 to 40 years of age made up a larger group of supply system material failure claims, also according to IBHS.

  • Plumbing drain system failures. This situation occurs when sewer drains back up and overflow into a home or from construction material performance issues. In its study, IBHS found that 52% of drain system failures were caused by sewer backups and 37% were related to material performance issues. Southern state claims were found to be more expensive than northern state claims according to IBHS.

  • Toilet failures. Toilets are the second highest source of residential water loss after plumbing supply systems. Anything from faulty fill valves or clogged drain lines can cause toilets to malfunction and cause water damage and, according to IBHS, toilet failures on the first floor of a home resulted in more extensive claims than those that occurred in basements or upper floors.

  • Water heater failures. Water heaters reaching or passing their life expectancy begin to rust and corrode, which can result in leaking or bursting issues. IBHS found that 69% of all water heater failures resulted from a slow leak or sudden bursting and, on average, cost $4,444 per incident following the deductible.

  • Washing machine failures. Machines overflowing, supply hose failures and drain line failures are typically the causes of washing machine failures and are one of the top 10 sources of residential water losses. Per IBHS, supply hose failures were to blame for over half of all washing machine-related losses.

Water Damage? We are here to help you now!

6/25/2018 (Permalink)

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help You 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a week!

Call Today - 631-423-1734

We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business. We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of North Huntington has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. 

SERVPRO of North Huntington is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage. Call now for more information!

Water Damage in your home's basement?

6/25/2018 (Permalink)

Have Questions about Basement Flooding?

SERVPRO of NORTH HUNTINGTON is here to help with your basement clean-up needs. We are just a phone call away! 631-423-1734

A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your basement could flood, including: 

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
  • And many more

Call SERVPRO of North Huntington Today!

631-423-1734

We are the Water Damage Experts!

4/3/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of NORTH HUNTINGTON is here to help with all of your water damage clean-up needs. We are always just a phone call away!

631-423-1734

A water damage can occur in any area of your home or business, at any time. Basements fall victim to flooding most often during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of things that could cause a water damage or flood, including: 

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
  • And many more

Have Questions about Water Damage or Basement Flooding?

Call SERVPRO of North Huntington Today!

631-423-1734

We answer the phone ready to help!

3/12/2018 (Permalink)

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help!
Call Today - 631-423-1734

SERVPRO of North Huntington is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business. 

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO of North Huntington Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

IICRC Certified

3/12/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Huntington prides itself in being an IICRC certified firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry

The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals. 

If you would like more information or  have questions regarding our credentials, please contact our office. 631-423-1734

Water Damage - When Should You Call Us? NOW!

3/9/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Huntington is here to help! Call us at the first sign of water damage to prevent secondary issues, 631-423-1734.

Within Minutes of a Water Damage

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

SERVPRO of North Huntington - The flooded basement specialists!

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If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.

The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of North Huntington and allowing our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.

We are Flooded Basement Specialists:

  • We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week
  • We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
  • We Bill The Insurance Directly – One Less Thing For You To Worry About
  • Our Technicians are Highly-Trained  in Water Restoration Techniques
  • We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards
  • Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment

Basement Flooded? Call SERVPRO of North Huntington Today – We’re Ready To Help!631-423-1734

Flooded basement? Call SERVPRO of North Huntington today!

4/18/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of NORTH HUNTINGTON is here to help with your basement clean-up needs. We are just a phone call away! 631-423-1734

A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your basement could flood, including: 

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
  • And many more

Have Questions about Basement Flooding?

Call SERVPRO of North Huntington Today!

631-423-1734

SERVPRO of North Huntington responds to emergency water damages 24 hours a day!

3/8/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of NORTH HUNTINGTON is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - 631-423-1734

We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business. We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of NORTH HUNTINGTON has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. 

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO of NORTH HUNTINGTON Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

SERVPRO of North Huntington is faster to any water damage disaster!

3/8/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of NORTH HUNTINGTON provides emergency restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays. We are always here and ready to help!

Call Us Now for help! - 631-423-1734

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. 

We are Faster To Any Size Disaster!

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of NORTH HUNTINGTON arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and restoration costs. Our office staff and on-site production crews are ready to walk you through the process of getting your home back to normal.